A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
| Stores server-side, user-specific data relating to a current browsing session.
|Used to identify unique users and it expires after 2 years.
|Used to throttle the request rate and it expires after 1 minute.
|Used to distinguish users and it expires after 24 hours.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including “strictly necessary” cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
You can remove cookies from your computer at any time by going into the settings in your browser and deleting the browsing history and cookies stored. The exact location of this setting will depend on your browser of choice.